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Kandi Burruss in Bathing Suit Flaunts Weight Loss

Here’s how the star recently dropped 30 pounds.

Kandi Burruss is flaunting her recent weight loss. After losing 30 pounds, 20 of which she gained during the pandemic, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star and former member of Xscape showed off her phenomenal figure in a gold, halter swimsuit while vacationing in the tropics. "Living my life like it's golden!" she captioned the stunning images of herself. How did the 45-year-old majorly slim down? Read on to see 5 ways Kandi Burruss stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Works Out Early in the AM

In an Instagram Story posted in September 2020, Burruss revealed that she had gained 20 pounds during quarantine. "The beginning of COVID, I was working out and I was in shape. And even then, I wanted to lose 10 pounds, but I ended up getting lax and comfortable and I ended up gaining 20. So that means I have 30 pounds of which I really would like to lose. And I just want to better myself overall. I just want to get used to making working out a part of my regular routine," she said. She started working out with her cousin Patrick. "He's a trainer," she revealed. "He got up and came to my house at 7 a.m. for us to work out. It's gonna be our regular time. So, I hope that I can stick to this."


She Cut Sugar and Bread From Her Diet

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In March 2021, she revealed that her weight loss journey was successful. "I've lost 20 pounds since November," she told Hollywood Life. "I want to lose 10 more pounds." She also revealed that cutting out two things from her diet was the game changer: Sugar and bread. "I took out all sweets," she said. "I stopped eating all sweets, bread." 


She Only Drank Water


Another way that Kandi achieved weight loss success, was eliminating all sugary beverages. "I only drank water, no juices, anything," she added to Hollywood Life. "So how much fluid does the average, healthy adult living in a temperate climate need? The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is," says the Mayo Clinic:

  • "About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day for men
  • About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women

These recommendations cover fluids from water, other beverages and food. About 20% of daily fluid intake usually comes from food and the rest from drinks."


She Took Appetite Suppressants

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Kandi also admitted to taking appetite suppressants, "so I didn't feel hungry all of the time," she told Hollywood Life. "I'm not even going to lie to you, I needed a little help, so it just helped me stay on course." BE careful before taking any supplement for weight loss. "It's important to do your homework if you're thinking about trying a weight-loss supplement. Check credible websites, such as those run by the U.S. Office of Dietary Supplements and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health," says the Mayo Clinic. "Also be sure to talk with your doctor before taking any supplement. This is especially important if you have health problems, take prescription drugs, or are pregnant or breast-feeding."


She Fasts

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Kandi is also a fan of fasting. "I always do this prayer fast during the first month of the year," Kandi told Hollywood Life. "But I actually did it for 2 months. December, January." There is another type of fasting called alternative day fasting. "Followers of alternate day fasting adhere to a schedule that switches back and forth between eating and fasting. Those who abide by this diet alternate between one feast day and one fast day, which typically includes a 500-calorie meal," says our sister site Eat This, Not That! "The trick is to make sure you are still eating healthy on days when you are not fasting," Heather Hanks, MS CAM, nutritionist and medical advisor at Medical Solutions BCN, told Eat This, Not That!. "If you overindulge in calories from refined sugars and carbs, you'll throw your insulin and hunger hormone levels off and wind up storing more glycogen than you're burning."

Leah Groth
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